806 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Roll for a Reason 2015

Our neighbor, Carol Gomrick, who lives on W North Avenue, is asking for our support by attending, donating or sponsoring her foundation’s event, “Roll for a Reason” on November 6th at J. Verno’s Studio in the Southside. This is a casino night gala event with proceeds to support Clear Thoughts Foundation (CTF), a local non-profit dedicated to raising money to fund the research to cure dementia. CTF is unique as the majority of research is towards drugs for dementia management not to cure this disease. CTF is a local Pittsburgh organization started in 2010, born from first-hand experience of watching our loved ones suffer and finally succumbing from the disease’s debilitating effects. As a CTF Board member, Carol will also be asking local businesses for donations to build an “Allegheny West” gift basket for the gala’s silent auction.

Details about to the 2015 event are below:

When: Friday, November 6, 2015 (Doors open at 6:30 pm, Gaming starts at 8:30 pm)
Where: J. Verno’s Studio, Southside

  • Poker, Black Jack, Craps & Roulette
  • Celebrity Dealers
  • Live & Silent Auction
  • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
  • Open Bar
  • Complimentary valet parking

Cost: $150

To purchase tickets or donate to CTF please visit:

To learn more about gala sponsorship opportunities please email Carol:

Your generosity really does make a difference. An example of this is the money raised from the 2014 CTF gala event which featured a performance from Mike Super who appeared and was a finalist on America’s Got Talent. CTF was able to raise and award a grant of over $65,000 to a local researcher in the field of dementia research. Visit the CTF website to ready about the published research resulting from this grant.

Thank you for your support in CTF’s efforts.

Road Closures for 3rd Annual Pittsburgh 10 Miler

More than 4,000 participants from 29 states are expected to toe the starting line of the 3rd annual EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, scheduled for Sunday, October 25, 2015. This race is a part of the 2015-16 PRRO Circuit, a prestigious national series that offers world-class competition in events shorter than the marathon distance, with more than $400,000 in prize money.

Beginning at 7:15 am and 10:00 am parts of Ridge Avenue, Brighton Road and Western Avenue will be closed for this race. The streets will reopen on a rolling basis as the runners have passed, trash has been removed and the police have deemed them cleared for reopening.

Our goal is to make the road closure process as easy as possible for those leaving the city and those attending the event. Please visit for more information. If you have any questions regarding the event or road closures, please contact Dennis DiRaimondo at (412) 586-7785 x 116.

You’re Invited: Marriage Equality/Open House Event at Delta Foundation

Delta Foundation Open House

 Join us at Western Pennsylvania’s first and only LGBT community-owned building! Share in our exciting plans that will allow us to serve our community even more and celebrate the anniversary of marriage equality.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 pm

911 Galveston Avenue • Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Complimentary beer, wine, soda and light hors d’oeuvres

RSVP by May 15 to or call (412) 322-2800

Download, Print and Share the Event Flyer 

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – March 10, 2015

7:30 – Guests (still waiting on confirmation)

  • Erin Tobin, Allegheny Commons Initiative
  • Darlene Harris (or representative)
  • Sally Stadelman, Office of the Mayor

7:40 – Welcoming New Neighbors and AWCC Members

8:00 – Minutes: Review of Motions from Last Meeting

8:05 – Treasurer’s Report

8:10 – Upcoming Membership Events

  • Marathon Party: Sunday 5/3 (City grant money available)
  • Memorial Day Picnic: 5/24, Hot Dogs & Hamburgers, 800 block of Beech
  • Independence Day Picnic: 7/4, Rib Cook Off, 900 block of Beech
  • Labor Day Picnic: 9/7, Corn Roast, 800 block of Lincoln
  • Next neighborhood mixer on Friday, 3/20, location TBA
  • Last day to bowl is April 29. Starting at 6:30pm now
  • Bocce: Thursdays, May 7 through Sept. 29. starting at 6:00pm
  • Shaw Festival Trip: Tentatively scheduled for June 25 & 26
  • Planning meeting March 13 at 7:00pm, location TBA
  • Neighborhood / Membership voluntary directory.
  • Welcoming new neighbors

8:25 – Friends (aka: Public Space)

  • Upcoming cleanups:
    • 4/11 – Mulching the Tree-wells,
    • 5/16 – Flower planting
    • 5/30 – Alley Clean up; looking for organizations to partner with
    • 7/15 – Babb Insurance service day

8:35 – Allegheny West Candidates Night

  • TENTATIVE: April 14 at 7:00 pm

8:40 – Ways & Means: Wine Tour

  • Paris of Appalachia theme, 3 tours instead of 2, chocolate tasting/wine pairing for dessert
  • Next planning meeting: early April
  • Tickets on sale now on

8:45 – NSLC

  • 2015 Dues
  • Ohio Street Bike Lane Update
  • AGH Update
  • NSLC, Dinner on 6/11

9:00 – New Business

9:15 – Q&A w/ Committee Chairs

Follow ups from last meeting and written committee reports:

  • Audit is scheduled for ???
  • (Philadelphia) Allegheny West lawsuit is now in the hands of our insurance company
  • Final number of flower baskets is ???, see the list of our charter sponsors at

Membership Plans and Dates

Submitted by Mary Callison 

Activities for the month of February are:

Bowling every Wednesday night 7:00 pm at the Elks on Cedar Avenue. Everyone is welcome, the price is only $2:50 per game and this includes ball and shoes. Don’t worry about fitting in, very few are really good bowlers. An added bonus is you can go downstairs after we finish around 9:30 and listen to the Banjo Club.

On February 17th we will have a neighborhood Pancake Dinner at Calvary Methodist Church from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. This is a family event. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children over 5 years with no reservation needed.

February 20th will be the monthly Mixer. The gathering will be at the Modern Café beginning at 6PM.

On Saturday morning, February 28th at 10:00 am, I would like to have a membership committee meeting at my house 942 W North Avenue. Items to discuss will be plans for the 3 summer Block Parties and any other ideas anyone may have for neighborhood events. Call or email me and let me know if you can come or would like a different time. If meetings do not work for you and you want to volunteer for any of these events call or email me. Phone (413) 321-5951 or email

Christmas Tour Wrap Up

Submitted by Carole Malakoff

After 33 years, our event continues to be the start of the Holiday Season for people all over the Pittsburgh area. This year we hosted over 1700 visitors on the regular, brunch, lunch, dinner and train tours. For more details, please attend the January Civic Council meeting on Tuesday, January 13.

A huge thank you to everyone who worked diligently to make this happen. If you have comments/suggestions for next year’s tour, please send them to

Mark Your Calendars: Neighborhood Mixer

Allegheny West Neighborhood Mixer

Friday, December 19 @ 6:00 PM

Join your friends and neighbors as we support our local businesses!  We’ll be at Modern Cafe, 602 Western Avenue.  Stop by and join in some holiday season merriment!

Free Tickets for Northsiders: Day Room Window

Day Room Window

Day Room Window

October 19, 22 and 23

Northsiders, you are invited to the world premiere of a gripping, true story at the New Hazlett Theater. Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents get in free.

Courage, Injustice & Hope

Nine girls are wrongfully sentenced to time in a woman’s prison. Based on real experiences from inside the juvenile justice system, Day Room Window takes us on a journey of courage, compassion, and ultimately, hope.

Listen to an interview with the playwright on WESA

Get Your Tickets

October 19   October 22   October 23

Christmas Tour Committee Meeting

Thursday evening, October 16 at 7:30 pm | 913 Brighton Road

Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the planning process, especially if:

  • you are a homeowner on tour or would like to be on tour (we still need 1 or 2 more homeowners to open their homes for the regular tour and brunch or lunch groups);
  • you are a homeowner who is hosting a brunch or lunch;
  • you are chairing a sub-committe: greeters, tour guides, street decorating, tickets, mailing, party, trains, etc;
  • you would like to volunteer for a task.

If you would like to help but cannot attend, please contact Carole Malakoff: (412) 321-3612

Now On Sale! Tickets for the 2014 Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour

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You’re Invited: The 33rd Annual Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour

After 32 years, our Christmas Tour continues to be the most popular in Western Pennsylvania. People from all over our area return year after year to start their holidays. It has become a holiday tradition for many. If want to reserve a particular tour time, make plans now.

Guided Tours Available

Friday, December 12, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 13, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Special Brunch, Lunch and Dinner tours also available. Get a group of friends together and order your tickets and order your tickets now. Brunch, Lunch and Dinner tours sell out quickly.

Purchase Online or – New This Year – By Phone

Learn More & Buy Tickets Online   Order By Phone: (888) 718-4253